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news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
have lots of space to get hydrated and also areas to get cooled off in. the big heat will move east, which we also have to talk about thunderstorms and would you know there's even a tropical storm. so lots more coming up in weather. we'll focus on this storm in a little while. >>> a warning from pepco tonight to conserve energy in this heatwave. the company says extreme heat can put a lot of stress on electrical equipment, but they say the power supply should be able to meet the high demand. their advice, set your thermostat at 78 and use an electric fan. turn off all nonessential appliances and postpone the use of high energy appliances like electric stoves, washers and driers and dishwashers until the evening hours. you can track the scorching temperatures on www.myfoxdc.com. we've got an entire page dedicated to the heat from tips on conserving energy while staying cool to advice on keeping your car running in the heat. it's all there in one place. >>> a heart stopping close encounter caught on camera. fox 5's bob barnard is here to show us and explain what happened. >> what you'
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